Food Safety

Contaminants and Toxins

April 2003
More details
  • Publisher
  • Published
    28th April 2003
  • ISBN 9780851996073
  • Language English
  • Pages 480 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

Food safety is a concern for scientists, policy-makers and consumers especially as food poisoning outbreaks are becoming more common and as particular concerns arise over genetically modified foods. This book covers recent developments in the chemistry, biochemistry and physiological effects of toxicants that might have an impact on human health and welfare.

"The book is a boon to toxicologists, food scientists and academics in the field of food safety."

- The Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics

Chapter 1. Plant Toxins and Human Health
Chapter 2. Bacterial Pathogens and Toxins in Foodborne Disease
Chapter 3. Shellfish Toxins
Chapter 4. Mycotoxins in Cereal Grains, Nuts and Other Plant Products

Chapter 5. Pesticides: Toxicology and Residues in Food and Wine
Chapter 6. Polychlorinated Biphenyls
Chapter 7. Dioxins in Milk, Meat, Eggs and Fish
Chapter 8. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Vegetable Oils, Seafood and Meat
Chapter 9. Heavy Metals
Chapter 10. Dietary Nitrates, Nitrites and N-nitroso Compounds and Cancer Risk with Special Emphasis on the Epidemiological Evidence
Chapter 11. Adverse Reactions to Food Additives
Chapter 12. Migration of Compounds from Food Contact Materials and Articles
Chapter 13. Veterinary Products: Residues and Resistant Pathogens

Chapter 14. Prion Diseases: Meat Safety and Human Health Implications
Chapter 15. The Safety Evaluation of Genetically Modified Foods
Chapter 16. Genetically Modified Foods: Potential Human Health Effects
Chapter 17. Radionuclides in Food: The Post-Chernobyl Evidence
Chapter 18. Radionuclides in Foods: American Perspectives

Chapter 19. Widespread and Continuing Concerns over Food Safety

J. P. F. D'Mello

J.P.F. D’Mello is a double graduate of the University of Nottingham, obtaining a BSc Honors in 1964 and a PhD in 1967, both in the Department of Applied Biochemistry. He began work at the Edinburgh School of Agriculture in 1968, lecturing to students and commencing research with grants from the Agricultural Research Council, Tropical Products Institute (ODA), BP and ICI. He has supervised a number of Honors, MSc and PhD students during his years at Edinburgh, published extensively in refereed journals, and took charge of the Environmental Protection and Management degree course for four years until retirement. Since retiring, he has edited 5 books for CABI, with A Handbook of Environmental Toxicology: Human Disorders and Ecotoxicology published in December 2019 and the authored text Introduction to Environmental Toxicology publishing in late 2020.